Day: September 30, 2014

Game Reviews

Alpha Wave Review: Solid Classic Arcade Goodness, Just Missing Something Special

I’m a massive classic gaming fan and nerd, and my love of all things video games goes back to the very beginning. My connection to the arcade is so deep I actually worked with my father-in-law for 6 consecutive weekends to construct an arcade cabinet from plans that I then set up with multiple emulators, but the most important of them is absolutely MAME: the Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator. To give you an idea of the extent of my love, my gaming handle going back almost a decade is MAMEiac. It’s in my blood. I love that classic arcade feel, and I understand the notion of playing a game for its own sake, or getting a high score; I don’t need a compelling story or modern trappings to find joy.

Game News

New changes to the Google Play store include IAP price ranges and more developer details

Google has begun rolling out new changes to the Google Play store today that add some much needed information to current and future Google Play listings. Right now a listing for a game, as an example, currently tells us that it contains IAPs. Now Google has added more information to this particular detail in that we now get to see the range of pricing for the IAPs included in that particular game.

Game News

Available Now: The Boxtrolls: Slide ‘N’ Sneak

The Boxtrolls is the latest movie from Laika Films, the creators of the movies Coraline and Paranorman. It opened last week in theaters, and a game, The Boxtrolls Slide ‘N’ Sneak, was released on iOS. It is now available in the Play Store. The game is a collaboration with Laika Films, Focus Features and Red Interactive Agency. The game, a side-scrolling platformer, meshes well with the amazingly detailed world of The Boxtrolls in the movie. It is a vibrant world, even though the color palette is minimal. The game is appealing and challenging.